Free Culture Lesson Plan for 9th Grade Students

Topic: Culture components and its function in society

Objectives & Outcomes

  • Understand the different components of culture and the function they serve in society.


  • Handout detailing the different components of culture (e.g. language, religion, traditions, customs, etc.)
  • Chart paper and markers


  • Ask students to name some of the countries they have visited or plan to visit in the future.
  • Ask them to share their experiences and what they enjoyed most about each place.
  • Encourage them to mention any cultural elements they experienced, such as customs, traditions, and practices.

Direct Instruction

  • Introduce the concept of culture and its importance in society.
  • Explain that culture refers to the beliefs, values, and behaviors of a group of people, and that it can vary widely depending on where people are from.
  • Discuss the different components of culture and their functions in society, such as language, food, art, and traditions.

Guided Practice

  • Divide the class into small groups and give each group a culture-related artifact or icon (e.g. a piece of art, a recipe, a written piece of poetry).
  • Have the groups discuss the meaning and significance of the artifact or icon, and how it relates to the group's culture.
  • Have each group share their findings with the class.

Independent Practice

  • Assign a project for students to research a specific culture and create a presentation about it.
  • Encourage students to investigate the cultural artifacts, traditions, and values of the culture they are researching.
  • Have students present their findings to the class.


  • Ask students to reflect on what they have learned about culture and its importance in society.
  • Encourage students to consider how their own culture influences the way they think and behave.
  • Ask students to think about how understanding cultural differences can promote greater tolerance and understanding among people.


  • Observe students during the guided and independent practice activities to see if they are able to accurately identify and explain cultural components and their functions in society.
  • Evaluate the independent project presentations to assess students' understanding of their chosen culture and their ability to effectively communicate their findings.

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